WhatsApp image 2022-07-27 at 12.22.00 Press Release FESOJ Completed Trade Union Rights Training for Local Media Trustees in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia: With the assist of the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES), the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) concluded a one-day coaching workshop on commerce union rights with trusted individuals from ten media homes in Mogadishu held on Thursday. 28 July 2022 on the Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. The important goal of the coaching program was to strengthen the trustees’ consciousness of the significance of becoming a member of a commerce union to defend the labor rights of media staff, and to prepare the newly elected trustee of their duties to deal with the labor market. additionally rights points.

Twenty-four trusted individuals current have been chosen from twelve media stations in Mogadishu, together with Radio Risaala, Radio Dalsan/TV, Radio Goobjoog/TV, Radio Himilo, Radio Wadaag, Radio Star FM, Radio Kulmiye, Radio Kaah, Radio Qaran and Radio Mustaqbal “The Significance of the training is to strengthen advocacy to improve the working and well-being situation of journalists working in both the private and public media sectors, and to work together to start collective bargaining.” Farah Omar Nur, Secretary General of the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ), mentioned in his opening remarks.

The significance of becoming a member of a union, collective settlement, elevated coaching of the journalist, negotiation expertise, equal pay, employment ethics and battle decision within the media heart carried out by the trusted particular person have been among the many important subjects mentioned in the course of the one-day coaching program.

Furthermore, the important thing themes offered to the discussions in the course of the coaching classes centered on the tough circumstances journalists presently work underneath, the challenges for truthful wages and the way journalists can arrange and promote optimistic change amongst themselves. the indisputable fact that unionized staff are by no means defeated as they’ve the ability to affect office negotiations.

The key roles of the trustees in moving into negotiations with the employer and addressing disagreements between the workers and the employer have been additionally nicely defined and offered. The one-day coaching workshop was necessary to reinforce the capability constructing of the trusted individuals from the media homes in Mogadishu on labor rights. The coaching was additionally needed to advertise journalists’ consciousness of their employment rights and the worth of union membership to shield their labor rights.

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